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# While Hands Holbein the Younger is most often identified

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While Hans Holbein the Younger is most often identified with his English portraits, scholars have long been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who was fundamental in synthesizing the novelties of the Italian Renaissance with the rational tradition of Northern Europe.

(A) been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
(B) been recognizing him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(C) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist who
(D) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(E) recognized him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
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18 Jul 2012, 21:34
@gjg

The question you posted is a wrong version.
The sentence below is the correct version. GIve it a try and you'll find it much easier. (Dont worry! the sentence you posted is grammatically incorrect).

While Hans Holbein the Younger is most often identified with his English portraits, scholars have long been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who was fundamental in synthesizing the novelties of the Italian Renaissance with the rational tradition of Northern Europe.

(A) been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
(B) been recognizing him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(C) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist who
(D) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(E) recognized him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who

OA ==> C
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In C, who clearly refers to Hands Holbein. Others, it is ambiguous!

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19 Jul 2012, 03:10
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OAs with "who" in the end will suit the pronoun antecedent Hands Holbein.
(b),(d) out

have been recognizing is incorrect,the sentence is not in a flow where Hands Holbein was recognized long ago and continuously was recognized by scholars.
(a) out

now (c) vs (e)
"being" usage is improper in (e), also, "and who"is incorrect , (and who -can be used when two different qualities of the subject is enlisted but when "as a "is already introduces in the sentence then only "who"will follow later in the line.

eg:-Jon is the guy who is known for his maths skills and who is the least recognized guy in sports.
Maria is known as a computer guru of the college who teaches software.

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20 Jul 2012, 10:51
Just edit again your sentence as the right version as it should be. Thank :D
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28 Jul 2016, 04:52
gjg wrote:
While Hans Holbein the Younger is most often identified with his English portraits, scholars have long been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who was fundamental in synthesizing the novelties of the Italian Renaissance with the rational tradition of Northern Europe.

(A) been recognizing him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who
(B) been recognizing him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(C) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist who
(D) recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and he
(E) recognized him for being a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist and who

'and' in all the choices but C needs a parallel element, which is absent in all the choices.

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15 Jan 2017, 09:20
Hi, I answer right the question but I was wondering weather C is right if we add a coma after artist?

recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist, and he
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19 Jan 2017, 03:23
LHC8717 wrote:
Hi, I answer right the question but I was wondering weather C is right if we add a coma after artist?

recognized him as a superb draftsman and a remarkably versatile artist, and he

I think C is still wrong.

The question makes a contrast using "while", so "and" makes a wrong contribution to this question.
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19 Jan 2017, 08:58
But how the who can also make a contrast ? As bschooladmit said that who refer to Hans and therefore , and he should also refer to Hans right?
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But how the who can also make a contrast ? As bschooladmit said that who refer to Hans and therefore , and he should also refer to Hans right?

In C, "who" refers to "a remarkably versatile artist", and "him" refers to "Hans Holbein the Younger"
Using "who" here to introduce new information
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09 Feb 2017, 02:42
in D.
the idea in the ending clause is not closely connected with the beginning clause. ideas in the sentence are not closely connected. D is wrong.

this choice is hard to eliminated . but if we read C, clearly, choice D is much better.
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